About

Plus Architects has provided architectural and planning services for private and professional developers in both commercial and residential fields since 1984. 

Master planning, mixed use, community planning, condominium and apartment complexes, single family custom homes, low and moderate income housing, hotels, office/medical buildings, shopping centers, warehouses, tenant improvements and interior architecture have all constituted the prime work of the firm and its principals for the past 25 years. 

Extensive experience on such wide variety of project is unique and allows the firm to deliver prompt and appropriate solutions while controlling cost and schedule. 

Through the variety in project size and diversity in clientele, the firm has developed a sophistication of skills that is responsive to market demand, land utilization and construction costs. The firm’s expertise lies in its ability to design projects that are not only attractive, sophisticated and well detailed, but that are built for significantly lower construction costs by market comparison. 

Over the past 20 years, the firm has built a reputation as one of the finest architectural firms in California and is known for its excellent personal service and responsiveness to client needs. 

The strength of the organization is demonstrated by its ability to provide results. Its success in providing results is evidenced by its 80% repeat clientele. Plus Architects' clients recognize the firm as a group of diverse individuals who are sensitive to their goal, and responsible to the constraints of time and budget. 

Plus Architects has worked with a long list of the finest consultants and engineers and can assemble a complete team for jobs of any size and description. 

The following includes a brief summary of the qualifications of the principals and associates of Plus Architects as well as examples from a selection of previous projects.

Dr. Mehrdad Iman, A.I.A.

PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE OF DESIGN

Discipline:  Architecture, Urban planning, Former Associate Professor, University of Houston, Texas, Former Director and Professor of the Department of architecture, University of Science and Technology, Tehran.

Education:  Doctorate Degree in Architecture, University of Florence, Italy, and Post Doctoral Studies in Energy Conservation and Solar Energy Application, at the University of California , Los Angeles

Active Registration:  Registered Architect, State of California

Mr. Iman has been a principal and director of design at Plus Architects since 1984. He has been practicing in the field of Architecture and Planning for the past 30 years.

Shahab Ghods

PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE OF PROJECTS

Discipline:  Architecture

Education:  Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch), Southern California Institute of Architecture, Santa Monica, California 1979

Experience Relative to Specific Service:

Mr. Shahab Ghods has been principal and director of projects at Plus Architects since 1984. He has been active in the field of architecture for the past 35 years. Mr. Ghods' experience as a project director includes several commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects. As a project designer and project architect, Mr. Ghods' work has included commercial centers, office/medical buildings, condominiums and apartment complexes, and single homes, from low income to luxury.

His philosophy is to be a pupil of "Pattern Language", and he is concerned with energy conservation and the use of passive solar/thermal design in buildings.